U.S. Congress

Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

Florida shootings

A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness?

I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to school. Adults need to stop messing around and start protecting our lives. This isn’t a partisan issue.

During a week when 17 people were gunned down in Florida, the Republicans on a Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee rejected 15 bills intended to increase firearm safety. Common-sense gun laws that were rejected included laws to: ban bump stocks; require a minor to get...